The National Architecture Awards have been held annually since 1981.  The Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements and excellence in architecture and the event is sure to be a spectacular occasion.

The 2016 Awards will be held at the Ivy Ballroom, Sydney, Thursday 3 November.

The evening will begin with drinks and canapés on arrival, followed by the awards presentation hosted by Fenella Kernebone, an Australian radio and television presenter, MC and interviewer, who has a long record working across the arts, film, music, design, architecture and culture.

Celebrations will then continue into the night with a cocktail reception at the Ivy Sunroom.



Thursday 3 November 2016

The Ivy Ballroom
320 George Street, Sydney

from 6pm







Tickets for the 2016 National Architecture Awards have sold out.


Terms & Conditions
Tickets are transferable so if you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send a substitute guest. All cancellations or changes to a registration must be made in writing to the Events Team c/- Australian Institute of Architects


All cancellations and refunds will incur an administration fee of $50.00, no refunds will be issued within 14 days before the event. ‘No shows’ to the event will be charged the full registration fee.



National Jury


2016 National Awards jury, Australian Institute of Architects, Canberra, ACT 27th July, 2016
Photographer: Geoff Comfort

Jury Chair

Jon Clements
Immediate Past National President & National Jury Chair
Director, Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Jon Clements is a founding director of Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects (JCB), whom has been regularly recognised for excellence in Australian Institute of Architects and Industry awards programs. As a natural extension to his interest in practice, Jon has held a number of advocacy roles for the architectural profession and architectural education, including his current title of Immediate Past National President of the Australian Institute of Architects and Past President of the Victorian Chapter.


Rodney Eggleston
Founding Director of March Studio
Rodney Eggleston is the principle architect and a founding director of Melbourne-based architecture and design practice March Studio. Within March Studio, Rodney seeks to represent a new generation of architects and designers; practitioners who have been educated in a digital environment but embrace the fundamental elements of making and innovation within their work.

Abbie Galvin
Principal, BVN
Abbie Galvin is a Principal of BVN, one of Australia’s largest and most highly acclaimed architectural practices. Abbie has worked for over 20 years on public, educational, health, research and workplace projects that have been highly awarded, published and recognised internationally for bringing fresh approaches to common project types.

Fenella Kernebone
Head of Curation, TedxSydney
Fenella Kernebone is the Head of Curation for TedxSydney responsible for leading the programming for what has become one of the largest Tedx events in the world as well as TedxSydney Salons. Fenella is also a noted television and radio presenter and producer, MC, interviewer and writer with a distinguished career working across arts, music, design and culture.

Stuart Vokes
Architect and Director of Vokes and Peters
Stuart Vokes lives, writes, teaches and practices architecture in Brisbane, and is Architect and Director at Vokes and Peters. As well as teaching at both the University of Queensland and Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University, Stuart co-curates and hosts a talk series titled Garden Variety.




Level 1, Ivy Ballroom
320 George Street, Sydney, 2000


transport and parking

By Car

Located at 320 George Street, there are various Secure Parking stations close to the venue. Find out how to get up to 30% off Secure Parking here.

By Train

The closest train station is Wynyard Station, take the George Street exit, turn right and cross the street at the pedestrian lights.

Turn into Palings Lane which is between Bailey Nelson and Peter Alexander.

By Ferry

Ivy is a 15min walk from Circular Quay wharf. Once you arrive at Circular Quay, turn right and walk up 750m to George Street. Turn left onto George Street and walk until you reach 320. Turn left onto Palings Lane. At the end of the lane, turn to the right and go up the stairs to arrive at ivy ballroom. View ferry timetables.




To assist with your stay in Sydney, we have collated a list of accommodation options: available at special discounted rates exclusively for those attending the 2016 National Architecture Awards. All rates are subject to availability and you may be required to provide your credit card details at the time of booking.

Please click here to view the accommodation rates.




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